Can I Trademark a Joke?
Jokes can be trademarked as slogans if you’re using a joke to identify your goods and services. However, as with all other trademarks, your joke must be unique enough to qualify for trademark protection. If you are able to trademark a joke, you will be able to use it to prevent your competitors from using your branding to sell their own products and services, but you will not be able to prevent others from using that joke in conversation.
If you are using a joke as your company’s slogan for its products and services, contact us today to speak with trademark attorney Eric Norton to discuss the importance of a thorough trademark search to ensure nobody else is using that joke (or something similar) as a part of their branding.